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Review: Motorola VA76r Tundra

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The Tundra comes with a music player, but it is clearly an afterthought. You have to use you an adapter if you want to listen through wired headphones, though you can choose to use stereo Bluetooth headphones.

The best way to get music onto the phone is to load it onto a microSD card first and then just put the card in the phone (under the battery cover). The Tundra took about 2 minutes to refresh the library with 8GB worth of music.

The menu of the music player let you sort playlists via artist, album, songs, genre and so on. Once you're in an album or play list, the Tundra sorts songs alphabetically rather than by track number. This is one of my biggest pet peeves.

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The player interface itself is fine. You can also easily set the songs to repeat or shuffle, as well as quickly mute the player. Incoming calls will pause music, which resumes playback after the call us completed. You can also perform other tasks while listening to music, such as composing messages or browsing the Web.

You have to use the options settings in the main music menu if you want to alter the equalizer presets and make other adjustments. Setting any of your songs as the ringtone is a snap.

The player can be minimized so you can see the Tundra's main screen with a small version of the player sitting at the bottom of the screen.

Sound quality through stereo Bluetooth headphones was comparable to other A2DP-capable phones, but it did nothing to differentiate itself from the pack.

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